Oakwood at Merritt River

Address: 399 Main Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut, 06851, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Norwalk

Day 5 Norwalk to Newport

A travel blog entry by hemslie on Jun 13, 2014

3 comments, 5 photos

... the weather does.

We might cab into the town here and try and buy some more data minutes on our Verizon phone apparently they won't add them over the phone or Internet because we have a Canadian AMEx so we are at the mercy of the old slow marina Internet.

We decided to get an early start for Newport they have a Verizon store so we will deal with the cards on Saturday.

What at a day there ...

In Retrospect, Our Three Months in Portugal

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson on Jan 12, 2014

4 comments, 1 photo

... economic challenges faced by many whom we met. We carry with us worry about the shopkeepers and merchants of a town caught in the economic doldrums of a continent that, perhaps even more and longer than the U.S., has been struggling for the past few years.

“Struggle” in Portugal seems to carry a special, historical resonance. The Portuguese would say their struggle is reflected in the concept of “Fado,” a term that ...

Are We Crazy?

A travel blog entry by marty387 on Oct 08, 2012

3 comments, 1 photo

Two months ago today planning for this vacation began. The days since have flown by in a flash and we can't believe that our flight for Prague will depart this afternoon at 3:55 pm. When we explained to everyone about our bike tour, the statement most heard was "Are you crazy"? Here we are both in our 60's and planning on biking 15 to 30 miles each day. We will be away for 14 days, but actually biking for 6 days or about 43% of our trip. In preparation ...

Meatball Problems

A travel blog entry by travelrob on Jun 29, 2012


... be a good investment. But it put me overweight.

The solution it turns out is easy ... buy a carry-on size duffel bag and put your day pack and other weighty items into this bag. When you get to your destination you can stow it or fill it with touristy things. Genius!

I leave in about an hour. Just have one last thing to buy. I might actually be ready early!

Batteries Not Included

A travel blog entry by travelrob on May 08, 2012

1 photo

... and pick up local sim cards or do some fancy pay-as-you-go. Too much effort!

Tablets: (For the purposes of this discussion, tablets and eReaders (the latest generation) are the same thing.)

When push comes to shove I don't really need a hugely power tablet so the iPad is out. Plus they are huge targets for thieves, pretty heavy and bulky (can't read with one hand!!). So that leaves smaller tablets and eReaders.

The ...